Ensuring safety on trails means more security needed

Patrolling Galloping Goose Trail a good idea to enhance safety

Re: Safer walking in the West Shore:

In light of recent attacks on or near the Galloping Goose Trail in the West Shore, there appears to be a need to consider having the RCMP patrol the Goose, especially at night, and where the path is further away from housing and public view.

My mom used to walk those trails all the time in past years, and now is afraid to in case she gets attacked, assaulted, or even worse. If one person is having this thought, I’m sure it is a thought that a lot of West Shore citizens are having, especially seniors and females.

This is a fear that shouldn’t be felt by the residents of the West Shore; we should all be able to enjoy the beautiful trails that are offered in our community without the fear of being assaulted in any form.

This is an issue that I believe needs to be addressed with the safety of the community and its citizens at the forefront, and needs to be looked at before summer, when the trails get even busier than they are now.

Neil Henderson

Langford

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